Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Weekend Heaven

It finally feels like fall here on the east coast and I am making it a mission to relish in every minute of it this season. I'm the person who gets sick of summer on July 5, and looks forward all year to the first day I can pull out a pair of boots and drink hot cider.

Last weekend, in an ode to fall, I packed into a car with some friends and headed up to Fallingwater, the legendary Frank Llyod Wright designed home tucked into the hills of Pennsylvania. Peaceful and breathtaking, the entire area seems to glow this time of year.

Fall has to be cooking season, no? I always get the urge to spend more time in the kitchen this time of year. Yesterday I made Butternut Squash Risotto. Some things are worth the work, and this is one of them. Creamy and delicious, the squash blends perfectly with the zest of some Parmesan cheese grated on top. I didn't use a recipe, but if I had it would be similar to this one from the Barefoot Contessa (without the saffron, because its' not something usually stocked in my pantry).

Welcome Fall!


  1. So glad you made it up to fallingwater -isn't it magnificent! The setting, the house, everything!

  2. Oooh I've been dying to make this type of risotto! You've inspired me to get myself in gear.

  3. Stephen-It was more breathtaking than I imagined in person. And reading more about the history of the building process fascinated me. I picked up a book in the giftshop called Fallingwater Rising about the relationship between Wright and the Kaufmann family.

  4. The risotto was excellent! And I was surprised that it tasted just as good when I had it again the next day for lunch.

  5. I always want to eat warm foods in the fall time.